It would be helpful to know whether this is a monitored email address.
It appears a bill has been drafted:
but no reply was given to the matter below.
On 10/11/22 09:12, Benson Muite wrote:
> Dear Clerk of the Senate,
> Based on the template available at
> parliament.go.ke/sites/default/files/2020-04/Public%20Petition%20Template_1.pdf , a draft petition is below. Please let me know if any additional information would be required to submit this petition.
> Benson Muite
> I the undersigned, Benson Muite,
> Citizen of the Republic of Kenya, and resident of Nairobi County
> DRAW, the attention of the Senate to the following:
> 1. The representatives of the people of Kenya appointing Independent
> Electrol and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners are not selected
> to best evaluate the ability of the selected commissioners in fulfilling
> the mandate of the IEBC. This mandate consists of:
> 1.1 The continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter’roll;
> 1.2 The delimitation of constituencies and wards;
> 1.3 The regulation of political parties process;
> 1.4 The settlement of electoral disputes;
> 1.5 The registration of candidates for elections;
> 1.6 Voter education;
> 1.7 The facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of
> 1.8 The regulation of money spent by a candidate or party in respect of
> any election;
> 1.9 The development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties;
> 1.10 The monitoring of compliance with legislation on nomination of
> candidates by parties.
> 2. THAT, none of these issues raised in this Petition is pending
> in any court of Law, Constitutional or any other legal body.
> WHEREFORE, your humble petitioner pray that the Senate
> 1. Consider making steps in conjunction with the National Assembly
> to modify the IEBC act so that
> 1.1 The section on the selection panel
> a) two men and two women nominated by the Parliamentary Service
> (b) one person nominated by the Law Society of Kenya; and
> (c) two persons nominated by the Inter-religious Council of Kenya.
> is modified to read
> (a) two persons nominated by the Parliamentary Service Commission;
> (b) one person nominated by the Law Society of Kenya;
> (c) two persons nominated by the Inter-religious Council of Kenya;
> (d) one person nominated by the Institution of Engineers of Kenya;
> (e) one person nominated by the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya;
> (f) one person nominated by the Teachers Service Commission; and
> (g) one person nominated by the Media Council of Kenya.
> 1.2) This would increase the members of the selection panel by two
> people to nine, and have an associated increase in costs, but a more
> effective IEBC would also be more cost efficient. The number of
> commissioners would also remain the same, and the selection panel
> members do not do this as a full time position.
> 1.3) A representative from the Institution of Engineers of Kenya can
> ensure there is sufficient technical expertise required for
> communication and electronic infrastructure
> 1.4) A representative fron the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya can
> ensure there is sufficient expertise in boundary delimitations
> 1.5) Representatives from the Teachers Service Commission and Media
> Council of Kenya can ensure there is expertise in public education and
> information dissemination.